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 How you can help Pricklebums

There are many ways you can help Pricklebums with its aim to

Rescue, Rehabilitate and Release

wild hedgehogs.

As well as the ideas below we are always looking for good sites where we can release hedgehogs. If you have a garden that is suitable then please get in touch - you might be able to help the hedgehogs return to their natural life.

Importantly you can 

  • make your garden hedgehog friendly

  • talk to your neighbours and get them to make their garden hedgehog friendly

  • take extra care when driving in the dark as hedgehogs are often out and about on our roads


Display  our road signs

We think that too many hedgehogs are killed on our roads - even here in Ludlow there are several casualties each year.  If you are able to display one of specially designed road signs on your fence, gate, wall or private verge please collect one from the hedgehog hospital or email and we can get one to you.  If you are able to make a donation to cover the cost that would be appreciated.


Good Quality Hedgehog Care is expensive so we really appreciate any donation you are able to make

There are many ways to make a donation.

  • You can simply send a cheque made out to Pricklebums Hedgehog Rescue and post it to us at Quality Square, Ludlow SY8 1AR

  • If you would like to set up a Standing Order or make a BACS donation then please email for our bank details (we prefer not to publish them here as we're sure you'll understand).

  • ​See below for ways to donate on-line.

If you can add Gift Aid to your donation please complete the form that you can download and send to us at the address above.

Please note that we are unable to take card payments or accept Direct Debits.

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Virgin Money Giving

... has now closed but we are looking for an alternative.  For now the best way to donate is via PayPal or by cheque or BACS as mentioned above



Donating  through PayPal will  allow you to donate an amount of your choice directly to Pricklebums. You can make a one-off donation or set up a regular donation.


Amazon Wish List

We are always in need of food , bedding, cleaning supplies, medications etc etc.Have a look at our amazon wish List to see what the main priority is at the moment.We really do appreciate you supporting us in this way - having supplies brought to our door saves us time.our community and delivers the support they need, when they need it.


We are currently very busy with new admissions and looking for new volunteers at the hospital.
If you are interested please carry on reading and if you think you can help us please complete the form or
contact Ailie on 01584 878701

There are many opportunities to help with the day to day running of the rescue centre and these vary throughout the year depending how many hedgehogs are being cared for at any given time.

Sometimes it's really busy and we need lots of people to keep the hogs clean and fed - at other times it's quieter.

We need people to help clean hedgehogs out and this is often a messy job.

We need people to help with supplies for the shelter - maybe you could be one of drivers or help ensure we have stocks of essential supplies.

Although they are small animals good quality hedgehog care is not cheap so if you can become part of our fund raising team we would love to hear from you.

If you think you fit any of these roles then we'd love to hear from you.

Please download, complete and return our Volunteer Application Form and tell us a bit more about yourself and how you think you can contribute to the Pricklebums team.  



There are many ways to raise funds for Pricklebums while you shop

  • Easyfundraising - raise cash for Pricklebums as you shop.  Nominate Pricklebums as your charity here

  • Our E-bay shop has Pricklebums mugs, T-shirts and other goodies.  Find us here.

  • Pets at Home Ludlow.  you can now nominate Pricklebums Hedgehog Rescue as your chosen charity to receive VIP Lifelines on your VIP rewards card



Did you know there are many ways to raise funds while recycling?

  • Recycle your unwanted treasures into cash for us at Vintage Cash Cow

  • Recycle your empty laser and toner printer cartridges-either drop them off in to the appropriate bin outside the rescue centre in Quality Square or order your FREE envelopes or boxes here

  • NEW - we are now collecting crisp packets.  Drop drop them off in to the appropriate bin outside the rescue centre in Quality Square.

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